MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

OCTOBER 8, 2007 7:00 P.M.

 

 

Council President Gasparini Calls the Meeting to Order and announces the meeting is being broadcast live on Channel 34.

 

            Roll Call

 

Salute to Flag

 

            Open Public Meetings’ Act Statement:

“Notice of this Meeting in compliance with the open Public Meetings’ Act, Chapter 231 of the Laws of 1975, has been given by posting a notice of the scheduled dates of all the Conference and Regular Meetings of the Mayor and Council of the Township of Fairfield on the bulletin board in the Municipal Building and in the office of the Municipal Clerk and by serving notice thereof to the Star Ledger and The Progress on December 15, 2006.”

 

 

1.         PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS

 

 

2.         COMMUNICATIONS

 

a.         Mayor Palmieri – Police Department, Library Board, West Essex Board of Education Meeting Update

b.         Council President Gasparini- Planning Board, Environmental Commission

c.         Councilman Smallheer – Fire Department, Finance Department

            d.         Councilman La Forgia-Recreation Commission, DPW Department

            e.         Councilman Mastrangelo – Municipal Alliance Committee, Pool Committee

 

 

3.         INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE

 

            a.         Ordinance #2007-19, An Ordinance Amending Chapter XLV of the Code of the          Township of Fairfield Regarding Zoning                   

 

 

 

4.         2ND READING PUBLIC HEARING OF ORDINANCE

           

a.           Ordinance #2007-18, An Ordinance to Create the Position of Municipal 

          Housing  Liaison for the purpose of Administering the Township of Fairfield’s 

          Affordable Housing Program Pursuant to the Fair Housing Act.

 

5.         CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTIONS

 

            DPW Department Resolution

 

a.         Award of Bid for Sale of Leaf Compost to Braen Stone Industries

 

Engineering Department Resolutions

 

            b.         A Resolution Extending Date of Completion Pursuant to Developers

Agreement Between the Township of Fairfield and Kaypark Homes, Inc.

c.         A Resolution Authorizing Settlement Between the Township of Fairfield

            and Waste Management of New Jersey (discussion in executive session)

 

Finance Department Resolutions

 

d.          Authorization of an Insertion of a Chapter 159 into the 2007 Budget-2007

Recycling Tonnage Grant

e.             Authorization of an Insertion of a Chapter 159 into the 2007 Budget-FEMA

f.              Authorization of an Insertion of a Chapter 159 into the 2007 Budget-2007

      Over The Limit Under Arrest Grant

g.             Authorization of an Emergency Appropriation for the 2007 April Nor’Easter

For other expenses

 

            Police Department Resolutions

 

            h.         Appointment of Lt. Charles Voelker as “Officer in Charge” of the Police

                        Department

 

            Tax Collectors Department Resolutions

 

i.               Credit of Overpayment of Taxes on Block 2501 Lot 23 from the Third Quarter

2007 to the Fourth Quarter 2007 in the amount of $1,267.25

            j.          Authorization Allowing the Tax Collector to Act on a Superior Court Order to

                        Discharge Liens on Certain Properties in the Township of Fairfield

 

 

6.         NEW BUSINESS

 

            a.         Discussion - Designation of National Incident Management System

                            (NIMS) as the Basis for All Incident Management in the County of Essex

 

b.         Discussion-LOSAP West Essex First Aid Squad (Amendment to Ordinance)

 

 

 

 

7.         UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

           

8.         PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION

 

 

9.         ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING DATE

 

Next Mayor and Council meeting (Regular) is October 22, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

10.       ADJOURNMENT INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

    AUTHORIZATION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

            WHEREAS, Section 8 of the Open Public Meetings’ Act (N.J.S.A. 10:4-12(B) (1-9) permits the exclusion of the public from a Meeting of the Mayor and Council in certain circumstances: and

 

            WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Township of Fairfield are of the opinion that such circumstances exist.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Fairfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey that:

1.                  The public shall be excluded from discussion of any action on the closed Session of the Meeting of the Mayor and Council of October 8, 2007

2.                  The general nature of the subject matter to be discussed in

a.      Litigation-Discussion of claim against Waste Management/

Status of Pending Litigation

3.                  It is anticipated at this time that the above-stated subject matter will be made public as soon thereafter as it is deemed in the public interest to do so;

4.                  This Resolution shall take effect immediately.

 

 

11.       ADJOURNMENT.